A-ROD’S game-changing move has gone from the sideline to the court.
The Yankees slugger’s controversial decision to use a ceremonial bat as a batter during a game in Tampa on Sunday has been interpreted as a play for the postseason and even a sign of the team’s resurgence.
But that’s not all.
The issue has become a contentious topic for baseball, and there’s been plenty of heated discussion about it since the game.
While A-ROAD has been the subject of a lot of criticism, it was not the only issue with the game-day celebration.
There were also a number of minor infractions, from minor littering to minor alcohol consumption, that could have been avoided.
One of the big sticking points has been a policy in place to discourage throwing the bat into the stands, and while it appears the Yankees have made some changes, the issue remains.
A-RAMS: The Yankees have been fined more than $100,000 for using a bat as batter in a game against the Reds on Sunday.
The team’s $10,000 fine was part of a series of fines issued by Major League Baseball.
The most recent of those was issued Monday for an incident at a Mets game.
The commissioner’s office has not yet announced the number of fines levied against the team for the incident.
MLB is currently considering the issue of allowing players to use bats as batter.
It’s not a policy that has been put in place, though, and the league’s rules committee has not weighed in.
In the past, the rule has been something of a hot potato.
The committee has been working to develop rules that would allow the use of bats, and many believe it will be adopted before the season starts.
There have been several complaints about the practice, including by one member of the committee, MLB’s deputy commissioner and director of player safety Brian Cashman.
While the commissioner’s committee has made changes to the policy, he has said the team will continue to use the bat, and that will continue through the season.
If there is a rule that says a player can’t use a bat in a baseball game, then the rules committee will decide whether or not it’s enforceable, Cashman said.
But Cashman has been hesitant to make such an explicit statement on the issue, saying he is looking at the issue from a neutral position.
The other major sticking point has been MLB’s use of video cameras at the game, which has come under criticism.
Several players have criticized the policy as an attempt to keep spectators from watching games.
The league has said it has no plans to ban cameras at any time during the season, but that hasn’t stopped some players from calling for a change.
The latest example came from a member of MLB’s executive committee, who said on Twitter that he hoped a “video-only rule” would be implemented this season.
But the committee has so far been mum on that issue.
MLB also is taking a tougher stance on players’ access to alcohol and drugs, with Commissioner Rob Manfred saying Sunday that he thinks the league will continue taking a “hands-off approach” to the issue.
“I think the thing that’s going to be really difficult for us is trying to figure out a way for the game to be played with alcohol and other substances in it, but I think the league is going to have to deal with that in some way,” Manfred said.
MANGER: The MLB executive committee will take a look at the question of using bats as a replacement for bats.
The chairman of the executive committee has said he will not rule out the use for postseason games, and Manfred has said that he expects that to happen in the coming weeks.
MLB says that the bat-based rule is not in place yet, and has said its working on the rules for next season.
It has also said that it is not looking at banning the bat altogether.
This story was updated at 12:18 p.m. ET.